Sunday, December 27, 2009

Just a New Chapter In My Life

Wow where has the time gone? Thanksgiving has come and gone. Christmas is over. I haven't posted in over a month. I am behind on reading my favorite blogs. One of my followers has passed away. Life has continued and I am missing it.

I have no time for the gym. I have no time for myself. I don't get more than 2 or 3 hours of sleep at a time. Dan spent 11 nights in the hospital and 20 nights in rehab. Now he is home.

I check blood sugars twice a day. I enforce regular mealtimes despite Dan's protestations of not being hungry. I am keeping a log of blood sugars and will call them in weekly. I keep a schedule in my head of pain meds and keep in touch with the back surgeon's office and the PCP's office. Yesterday I made 2 trips to the pharmacy and had to talk to an on-call physician regarding meds that were supposed to be called in but weren't. Life is difficult and different.

We are now going to try and eliminate the drugs that are making him so sleepy that he not only doesn't want to get out of bed, he can't walk safely to the bathroom alone. I jump up constantly day and night to make that walk to the potty so he doesn't fall.

All this said, Dan's surgery looks perfect. He is healing well. Now for the hard part.......feeling better and getting stronger. I wish to thank everyone for the good wishes and the concern. Life will return to normal and so will we.

8 comments:

Akannie said...

Keeping you and Dan in my thoughts and prayers...hang in there!!

xoxoxox

Dedene said...

It's encouraging to hear that Dan is getting better. However, it is time for you to start healing, too.
Best of luck, and a much better 2010.

Jeanne said...

Thinking about you (as you know) and hoping Dan heals quickly -- before you go around the bend!

K said...

Glad the surgery went well.

Happy New Year to you.

T said...

I am so glad the surgery went well!
Keep strong Jan, and keep with the positive thoughts.

He will get stronger, healthier and better.

Yes, I do consider you a very good friend, and I thank you, and feel blessed knowing you.

Happy New Year!

Small Footprints said...

I hope that 2010 brings both of you great things ... and good health.

Any kind of illness or surgery is really tough ... not only on the person but on the caregivers. So ... be sure that while you're caring for him, you're giving yourself a little TLC as well!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

You and Dan are in my thoughts...it's nice to see you back. Missed you.

Rachel M. said...

Glad to hear he's healing, hope you can get more sleep soon, sounds like you are doing alot!